Stadio Comunale Ezio Scida
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Stadio Comunale Ezio Scida – stadium description
When was the Stadio Ezio Scida built?
Construction of the stadium began in 1935, but work was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. After the war, it was completed and opened in 1946, but in January of that year, the car carrying the Crotone players crashed, killing the team captain, Ezio Scida. On the initiative of the city's then mayor and club president, Silvio Messinetti, the new facility was named after the prematurely deceased player.
What is the recent history of FC Crotone's stadium?
At the end of the 20th century, the venue could hold 5,000 spectators. Between 1999 and 2000, the stadium was expanded, doubling its capacity. In 2016, FC Crotone achieved a historic promotion to Serie A. In its first season, the club remained in the league thanks to an extraordinary run at the end of the competition. A year later, however, relegation could no longer be avoided. The club returned to the elite in 2020, but this time the residence in Serie A lasted only one season.
Following FC Crotone's historic promotion to Serie A in 2016, the stadium was expanded with an additional temporary (steel-framed) tier of stands on the west and south sides. New seats were added to the existing stands and a new roof was installed over the structure on the west side. A LED screen was installed on the north stand.The capacity of the stadium after the expansion increased to more than 16,000 spectators.
What does the Stadio Ezio Scida look like?
The stadium has a football-specific layout, with stands located on each side of the pitch. As of 2016, the stands on the west and south sides have a second level, based on a steel frame, and are significantly higher than the others. The western section is largely covered, with a modest roof also located in the central part of the eastern stand. A LED screen is located in the north stand and four floodlight masts stand in the corners. In addition to FC Crotone matches, the venue also hosts other sporting and non-sporting events, such as music concerts.